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Scottish-born engineer announces interest in Cross River gubernatorial sit



 Mkpang Coco-Bassey, a Scottish-born engineer, has made his interest known in the Cross River State 2023 gubernatorial sit under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party. This he made known on Thursday at the party secretariat on Mary Slessor Avenue, Calabar.

Coco-Bassey, who is the president of Calabar Efik Forum in the United Kingdom, said he joined the governorship race to make a difference, adding that “Cross River State is blessed with a lot of potential but needs the right leadership.

“We want leaders who are acceptable and accessible to the people; leaders who will keep their promises.”

He stated that, “everyone matters to me” and is determined to refurbish all sectors of the state’s economy and turn it into a tourism destination, initiate empowerment programmes as well as rekindle the hope of the youths.

The Scottish-born  also said it was time “we stopped playing politics with the future of our children.”

Dennis Nkiri the state Vice Chairman of the party who represented the Chairman, Venatius Ikem said, “Coco-Bassey came at the right time. We won’t impose anyone. PDP is for everyone.”